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Old 07-08-2015, 07:23 PM   #11
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Just bought Georgetown 270s. The tech said it was ok. He said do not run generator and shore at the same time.


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Old 07-08-2015, 08:44 PM   #12
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Our tech said it was ok to run generator while on shore as the transfer switch would take care of it
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Old 07-08-2015, 08:56 PM   #13
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Don't know so i will ask. Why/when would you need both.
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Old 07-08-2015, 09:02 PM   #14
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You can run the generator while on shore power but why would you want to? It's true the transfer switch should protect the generator and unit electrical system from damage by preventing the generator from closing in. However you are unnecessarily challenging the system to function properly. If the transfer circuit fails say good bye to your generator not to mention the possibility of fire and frying of the electical system and things like TVs or other electronics connected.

This thread started with if you could run the chassis engine which is no problem as the main engine has no connection to the 120 volt system unless you have the inverter option to power some outlets via the 12 volt system.
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that would have been my reply to gl1800 but mike beat me to it. if it will help cooling or refrig I am for it. If not what would be the advantage. I will be going in Monday for some minor work. I will back.




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Old 07-08-2015, 09:48 PM   #16
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Very informative.
sorry, working a shutdown. I should have finished before posting,
No, it makes no difference. run engine while plugged it or while genny is running. I run genny plugged in, I run engine while plugged in, I have run engine and genny while plugged in. Hope this is a little bit more informative.
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sorry, working a shutdown. I should have finished before posting,
No, it makes no difference. run engine while plugged it or while genny is running. I run genny plugged in, I run engine while plugged in, I have run engine and genny while plugged in. Hope this is a little bit more informative.
Thanks. So your NO was actually a yes?
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Don't know so i will ask. Why/when would you need both.
My thought process was to not have to disconnect the shore power line or open the breaker in the garage while I exercise the generator. I guess wearing out the breaker in the garage would be the least costly item to replace if transfer switch were to malfunction while plugged in....and sorry for changing the original post Hey at least were are still talking electrical
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Thanks. So your NO was actually a yes?
Well, yes, No, I mean no. Now you have me confussed.
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